|I bought this black calla lily for myself today, I deserve it, right??????|
It all started when we took down the shade cloth on the front patio for the winter. We tend to have a slip and slide out there when the sun can't melt the precipitation and we wanted to winterize the yards. But as soon as the lovely tent affect was gone, we felt vulnerable. Not just a little bit...it was even evident to our handyman when he came to winterize the AC. He asked what was going on. Right after that is when we had the altar stolen, then the pumpkins from the front porch as well as some lanterns. I'm really glad that I hadn't put out the vintage blow molds yet. I really would have had to have a melt down of epic proportions.
So anyway, the cutie patootie handyman was back again this morning to re-install the gates to the front porch. I will take them down in the Spring and put up the shade cloth. And then he asked if I was going to do some of my "bippity boppity boo" to keep away the bad stuff. It was the first time I have laughed that hard in a week. Never had anyone call what I do "bippity boppity boo" before but it gave me just the right attitude adjustment and so Ry and I set forth our protections and included said handyman in the doing of it. When we were finished with it, handyman said, "wow, I've never seen anyone do "magic" before.....it looks a lot like normal stuff. Uh yeah, but with intention and attitude. He was wayyyyyyyyyy impressed and then said he had no idea why anyone would be afraid of something so straight forward and non threatening good "magic".
And so folks, another satisfied and demystified member of society walks away liking what they have seen of a wickedy old witch and her sidekick the Inside, Outside, Upside down Thinker do their "bippity, boppity, boo".
Yesterday I received this lovely package in the mail from Beverly and her granddaughter Aly from Georgia, as well as an envelope from our dear friend Linda on Wheels in Florida. The kindness of these ladies by adding elements of nature from their parts of the country to our new Thankfulness altar is so very dear. We, all five members of the Cuckoos, will include their gifts within our new re build, as well as their names on the altar and feel so blessed and encouraged by the gifts. This time I will promise to take pictures in process and of the finished product for you to see. And as Sweet Man pointed out....the wind blows through the backyard and that is where we will be installing this altar....and I shook my head and said Aye Aye Blye.
If any of you would like a piece of your part of the world included email me and I will send you my addy. Just snippets of grasses, leaves, twigs, shells would be magickal. We have some things coming from two different provences of Canada and a bit from Britain as well. This will truly be something we will remember forever. My grands keep talking about all the really good people in the world. Blogging has given them this very thought process and for that I am truly grateful. Because remember this all started when I asked Gail for a bit of her lightening struck tree......and the universe used even the lost door for good. With all the craptastic things on the news, my grands have a different view of what people are really like. Thank you my wonderful lovelies.
Kindness is a powerful component in folk magic that brings folks together in goodness.
Smooches and Squoozes,
Gotta Fly, Oma Linda